Lavender Lusi Purple Herb Plant
Lavandula stoechas 'Lusitanica Purple'
About Lavender Lusi Purple: A sturdy variety of French Lavender with masses of long flowerheads covered in small dark blue flowers and purple bracts. The flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects especially Bees.
Grows to a height of around 60cm and spreads to around the same.
About the Lavender 'Family': Lavender is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants from the Lamiaceae family. The two main types grown ornamentally are 'angustifolia' or 'English Lavender and 'stoechas' or French Lavender. A very useful herb which is grown as culinary herbs, ornamental perennials and commercially for their essential oils. Lavenders are very aromatic and have a sweet, citrusy fragrance similar to lemon. They are very attractive to pollinating insects particularly Bees which mke high quality, Monofloral Lavender Honey. Lavender is used as a flavouring to pasta, salads, dressings and desserts. The flower buds and leaves are used in teas, jams, candies, ice creams and baked goods. It can be used in place of Rosemary and has a somewhat more delicate flavour which can increase when dried rather than fresh. The essential oils of Lavender have antisceptic properties and are used in a wide array of products. They're used as fragrances in cosmetics and bath products especially soaps.